This position is for a currently enrolled graduate students (Masters or doctorate) and is an appointment for the 2018-2019 academic year (fall and spring semesters). It requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week and the compensation includes a nine-month stipend, full tuition (in-state and out-of-state/tuition remission), mandatory student fees, and health insurance. Students who have interest in and want to gain skills in education administration aligned with their career goals are encouraged to apply (e.g. education, communication).
The responsibilities of this research assistant position include
- Assist with project-based data collection and analysis:
- Benchmark and document programming and support with other graduate institutions that provide similar programming and support related to graduate student professional development.
- Gather data, compile evaluation & assessment summaries, and contribute to annual reports.
- Search and analyze scholarly articles and relevant online content related to professional development that would inform best practices.
- Provide support for The Graduate School Professional Development Program (GSPD).
- Assist with establishing the calendar of events and manage event registrations.
- Plan, coordinate, set up, and staff the professional development workshops.
- Coordinate with campus partners to ensure achievement of programmatic goals.
- Provide support for CIRTL at UNC Chapel Hill, Leadership Development Scholars Program, 3MT.
- Serve on the GSPD Advisory Council.
- Assist with office management of the Graduate Student Center space.
- Assist with communications/marketing for the GSPD programs and initiatives.
- Produce newsletters and communications for GSPD on a bi-monthly basis and manage any additional publicity/marketing.
- Assist with communication with prospective and current graduate students, and graduate program staff and faculty.
- Maintain e-mail listserv subscriptions.
- Develop and implement marketing strategies for GSPD initiatives
Requirements: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Indesign, etc.), strong presentation, communication, and documentation skills. This position requires physical presence in the Graduate Student Center and thus is not amenable to working remotely.
Preferred: Experience with online survey administration using tools like Qualtrics; experience with HTML, WordPress, the UNC Event Management system, Canva, and prior program management and/or event planning experience are ideal.
Graduate School student employees sign a confidentiality agreement ensuring they will maintain confidentiality as a condition of employment. Employees may have access to sensitive student information. A high level of confidentiality, integrity, and discretion is expected.
Please send CV/resume and cover letter explaining how your skills meet the position’s responsibilities, how your professional goals are aligned with the position, how your academic program of study connects with the position, anticipated schedule, and availability for an interview to Brian Rybarczyk, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Academic and Professional Development (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than May 28, 2018 for consideration.
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